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Facts about me

Breed
German Shepherd Dog
Color
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Adoption fee on this dog is $300.

Melissa is an approximately four years old, pretty tan and black (possibly sable?) female weighing 78.5 lbs. She was adopted out about a year ago but due to unforeseen circumstances, that were no fault of Melissa's, she has been returned to us for rehoming.

Melissa is housebroken, she does not chew, and does not dig. She is okay in a crate. She does travel well in cars. She is great with adults, is a bit skeptical of strangers, but warms up quickly when she sees her humans interacting with them. She seems indifferent towards cats and other animals, just curious. She's cautious with bigger dogs, smaller dogs she doesn't mind, but needs to be introduced very slowly. Once she is comfortable with them, she loves to play.

She knows basic commands, sit, lay, shake, off, come, stay. She can be outside for periods of time, but she has been primarily an inside dog. She loves any toys that squeak, and loves walks with her humans. She is very affectionate and is the absolute sweetest girl.

Melissa is not good with young excitable, energetic children, so only older children or a no child household will be considered. She would love a home where she can be included in the family's activities like hikes and outdoor adventures.

Cats and small critters unknown.

This dog is a Level 2. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires. Go to our GCGSR Dogs page for an explanation of the Dog Rating Levels.

For more information and to see when this dog will be attending an Adoption Day, please see our Dogs page on our main website at www.gcgsr.org.

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Adoption fee on this dog is $300.

Melissa is an approximately four years old, pretty tan and black (possibly sable?) female weighing 78.5 lbs. She was adopted out about a year ago but due to unforeseen circumstances, that were no fault of Melissa's, she has been returned to us for rehoming.

Melissa is housebroken, she does not chew, and does not dig. She is okay in a crate. She does travel well in cars. She is great with adults, is a bit skeptical of strangers, but warms up quickly when she sees her humans interacting with them. She seems indifferent towards cats and other animals, just curious. She's cautious with bigger dogs, smaller dogs she doesn't mind, but needs to be introduced very slowly. Once she is comfortable with them, she loves to play.

She knows basic commands, sit, lay, shake, off, come, stay. She can be outside for periods of time, but she has been primarily an inside dog. She loves any toys that squeak, and loves walks with her humans. She is very affectionate and is the absolute sweetest girl.

Melissa is not good with young excitable, energetic children, so only older children or a no child household will be considered. She would love a home where she can be included in the family's activities like hikes and outdoor adventures.

Cats and small critters unknown.

This dog is a Level 2. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires. Go to our GCGSR Dogs page for an explanation of the Dog Rating Levels.

For more information and to see when this dog will be attending an Adoption Day, please see our Dogs page on our main website at www.gcgsr.org.

Thank you for visiting!
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Why adoption is a great option

Melissa, a Sacramento German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Sacramento, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Sacramento.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Sacramento already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Sacramento breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Sacramento paves the way for another one to be saved.